My basic financial needs are met and I’ve saved just enough to pay for a career change.” Personal Values As you seek to achieve your objectives, there will be a strong reliance on values.
In the words of Martin Luther King, Jr.: If we are to go forward, we must go back and rediscover those precious values - that all reality hinges on moral foundations…
It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life.” That’s according to Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits Of Highly Successful People.
A personal mission underpins your career mission statement, yet the two differ.
I am here to make a positive difference despite being imperfect.
My work reflects my values and enables me to travel widely and enhance the lives of others.
Be consistent with – and supportive of – your mission and vision.
The resulting personal values statement may resemble this example: “To try and be honest (yet not deliberately hurtful) when dealing with people.
Note: the example personal statement (statement of purpose) below is for guidelines only and to help you understand how to write one - do not copy any part of it.
While applying to universities, write your own personal statement (statement of purpose) according to your profile for the course you are applying.